How to Track Your Period with Cycle Tracking in the iPhone Health App

Apple's new operating system, iOS 13, has a helpful new feature in the Health App; Cycle Tracking. This period tracker is useful for not only logging your menstrual cycle, but also symptoms associated with it, such as spotting, basal body temperature, fertility tracking, and calculating when your next period will start. Let's get started learning how to set up Cycle Tracking on your iPhone. 

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  1. Open the Health app on your iPhone and tap the Browse tab.
  2. Tap Cycle Tracking.

    tap browse in the health apptap cycle tracking in the health app
  3. Tap Get Started.
  4. Tap Next, then follow the steps as your iPhone instructs.

    tap get startedtap next
  5. Now you can tap an oval at the top of your screen to indicate the start date of your period.
  6. You can also tap the plus sign by Symptoms and Spotting to add a variety of information about your period.

    tap the day your period startsadd extra info about your cycle
  7. Options include details about flow, symptoms associated with your cycle, and more. 

     add info about symptomsadd symptoms to your period tracker
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Leanne Hays is an SEO Content Strategist and Feature Writer at iPhone Life, and has written hundreds of in-depth how-to and troubleshooting articles. She's a former Associate Editor for iPhone Life magazine, and has written for the Iowa Source, as well as web content for education marketing. Leanne has an associate's degree in education, with a focus on curriculum development, as well as a bachelor's degree in science. She has over nine years of experience with SEO, social media management, and web development and writing. Despite years of web work, Leanne is by no means an early adapter; she's only owned a smartphone for five years, which makes her highly sympathetic to the learning curve of new iPhone owners. She enjoys making reader's lives easier and putting her education experience to work by walking them through the most practical ways to use Apple devices, step-by-step.

In off-work hours, Leanne is a mother of two, homesteader, audiobook fanatic, musician, and learning enthusiast.